The Hollywood Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Monday, January 22, 2018 
7:00 pm

Topic: Roundtable Discussion


Meeting Location

3800 Hillcrest Drive Unit 803
Hollywood, FL 33021

Group Leader

Randall Sapadin 
(646) 240-5689

About Randall Sapadin, Hollywood's Support Group Leader

My name is Randall Sapadin. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. I have a wealth of experience in the areas of cooking, management, financial planning and banking. While I feel blessed in many ways, I am saddened by the large number of family members who have been inflicted with crippling diseases. I lost my father's identical twin brother, a cousin and a close friend to ALS. My younger sister is currently suffering from the advanced stages of ALS.

I chose to deviate from private enterprise in 2011 after my daughter was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and decided to dedicate my life to helping families suffering from crippling diseases. I founded a non-profit organization called the Maria Coppola Foundation named in honor of my daughter. Our organization prepares meals for persons inflicted with crippling diseases and their families.

I was honored to join the Board of Directors of the Spondylitis Association of America where I serve on the Developmental and Finance Committees. I have also visited First Responders on behalf of SAA and presented them with educational materials for proper handling of persons with Ankylosing Spondylitis in a crisis.

I stay abreast of breakthroughs in medical research which I believe will put many crippling diseases in the proverbial rear view mirror.

When I'm not working I enjoy playing bridge, reading, and spending time with my family.


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